Posted September 13, 2017 1:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

While the lack of gun sales has been termed the “Trump Slump” due to the argument that people aren’t buying guns because they’re not worried about losing them, a recent poll may cause us to question just that. It seems that many Americans fear a government overreach on guns. Half, as a matter of fact.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,200 adults conducted between August 5 and 9 found 35 percent of respondents listed gun rights or gun control as the top issue they considered important enough to have an impact on their voting. That’s more than environmental issues at 30 percent, immigration at 28 percent, or abortion at 17 percent. Respondents picked gun policy as important to their vote more often than any other issue surveyed, though issues like foreign policy, the economy, and national defense were purposefully left out of the question.

The poll also found respondents were more worried about the government going too far in restricting the rights of citizens to own guns than the government not doing enough to regulate access to firearms. Fifty percent were more concerned about government overreach while 45 percent were more concerned with …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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